Jon Gruden’s Wife Bio: Career, Marriage & Kids

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A responsible daughter, loving wife, and also caring mother, Cindy Brooks is also known as Cindy Gruden (wife of Jon Gruden).

As it is said, “Behind every successful man, there’s a woman.” In the same way, behind Joe Gruden’s success, there is his wife.

A social worker by profession, she has her own identity. But she took a break from her career for her husband and children.

For now, Cindy is ok with just the title of Jon Gruden‘s wife and has been giving her time to her family. 

As we know, what is meant to happen will eventually happen, no matter how hard you try to avoid it.

Undoubtedly, together they have been through a lot of ups and downs. Yet, their love for each other made them determined to work this out.

Who is Jon Gruden's wife?
Jon Gruden’s wife, Cindy Gruden

Finally, their respect, loyalty, and love for each other got a name; they became official, and now it has been thirty years since they have been together.

This article discusses her early life, career, love story, marriage, and children’s net worth.

But before we go further with our writing, let’s have an instant look at some quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full name Cindy Gruden
Birth Name Cindy Brooks
Birthdate April 29, 1964
Birthplace Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Residence America
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity 
Horoscope Taurus
Age 59 years old
Father’s name Not Available
Mother’s name Not Available
Sibling Not Available
Sibling Name Not Available
College University of Tennessee 
Ex-boyfriends Unknown 
Marital status Married
Husband Jon Gruden
Children Three
Children Name Deuce Gruden, Michael Gruden, Jayson Gruden
Height 5’10″/178 cm
Weight 70 kg
Body Measurement Not Available
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blond
Profession Philanthropist
Net Worth $30 Million (including her husband’s property)
Salary $9 Million
Social Media Non-Active
Jon Gruden‘s Merch Autographed Football Card
Last Update April, 2024

Jon Gruden Wife: Early Life and Parents

Cindy Gruden is referred to as Brooks by her loved ones (including her husband). She was born in 1970 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

However, not much information is found about her parents and her childhood. But as soon as we find any information regarding it, we will update you soon. 

Further, she is an American Citizen by birth, and she is a tough-minded, brave, loyal, secretive, and loving woman.

Jon Gruden Wife, Cindy
Jon Gruden and Cindy Gruden during one of the NFL matches of the late ’90s.

Interestingly, Cindy met her husband in the same college through a mutual friend. So the epic love story of Cindy and Jon Keith started from there.

Cindy Gruden: Education and Career

However, she studied a degree in Classical Piano and Music Education and a degree in Educational Administration at the University of Tennesse. Surprisingly she also became a cheerleader. 

Moreover, she later realized her love for sports and pursued her career in fitness. Further, after she completed her graduation, she became the head cheerleading association. 

During her college days, Cindy met Jon, and at that time, Jon was not this famous; he was focusing on completing his study at that time.

Cindy loved kinds of music and wanted to pursue her career in it, and later she realized how she wanted to be a fitness instructor, so she also became a trainer. But after she married Jon, she couldn’t focus much on her career.

Plus, after marriage, her children became her priority, and she sidelined her career.  However, recently she has been trying to come back into her everyday work life. 

Hence, she proved that age is just a number, and if you have willpower, you can work at any age. Recently, she has been active in social works and also works as a fitness instructor. 

Today, Cindy might not be a fitness instructor or anything she had dreamt of being; she might be just an ordinary housewife.

But undoubtedly, she has made her own identity and maintained her individuality, and the most important thing is, Cindy is happy with what she is doing.

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Jon Gruden Wife: Net Worth

Unfortunately, Cindy’s net worth is not disclosed yet. As she has not worked for a long time, she might not have earned an immense amount of money.

But when she was active and working, she might have accumulated quite a good amount of money.

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The perfect family of Jon and Cindy Garden.

Notwithstanding, her husband’s income is also considered hers, so their net worth is expected to be more than $30 million. Also, Jon has earned a tremendous amount of money from his career. Besides, he makes additional from brand deals and endorsements.

No doubt, Jon and Cindy live a happy and luxurious life. Plus, Cindy resides in an elegant house worth $2.5 million; her lifestyle is a dream. 

Jon Gruden and Cindy Gruden’s love story

Jon Gruden and Cindy Gruden both met at the University of Tennesse, and this duo instantly fell in love with each other.

After dating each other, Jon finally realized that Cindy would love to spend his whole life with him. Moreover, Jon proposes to Cindy most uniquely and cutely.

Even though they were in a relationship, they didn’t get married soon because Jon wanted to do something in life. And he didn’t marry until and unless he found a full-time job.

As per Cindy, Jon brought her engagement ring worth $1,800, and it is not the value of the engagement ring that made the moment special but the emotions.

Moreover, to buy that ring, Jon spent all his money as he felt his future wife deserves all the world’s happiness. Amazingly, the money he paid for the engagement ring was from his first salary as a coach. 

And after that, in 1991, this couple tied the knot, it seems like yesterday, but this couple has been married for twenty-six years now and is happy together.

What makes their fans fall in love with this couple, even more, is that even though they have spent over two decades together, there is no drama surrounding their relationship.

Cindy Gruden’s Children

Jon and Cindy have three kids together, and they welcomed their first child, Deuce, in 1994 after three years of their marriage.

However, Deuce chooses a different career path and doesn’t follow in his father’s footsteps. He is more into weight lifting than football.

After Deuce, Joe and Cindy give birth to two other kids. However, their date of birth is still unknown since they haven’t disclosed it yet. Besides, their name is Michael and Jayson.

Both Michael and Jayson are finding and exploring their passion right now. Besides, both Jon and Cindy have been great parents; they have given all the value to their children.

Besides, every once in a while, the whole family goes on exotic vacations together.

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Jon Gruden Wife: Personality Traits

At present, Cindy is 59 years old, and she was born on 1964, April 29, which makes her a Taurus. People with this zodiac sign are usually sensitive, loving, and supportive.

Cindy is a supportive and loving person because she has always been by her husband’s side, no matter what.

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A rare picture of Cindy Gruden from her cheerleading days.

Plus, she has beautiful brown eyes, and her blond hair compliments her look a lot. Similarly, she is 5 feet 10 inches tall which is an impressive height.

And, she weighs around 70 kg which means she has also maintained her physique and believes in staying fit for a healthy life.

Who is Jon Gruden?

Jon Gruden is the head coach of the Raiders, and for the last twenty years, he has been working with them. At the time of his NFL debut as head coach, he was named the youngest coach.

Similarly, in 2017 he became ESPN’s highest-paid person as he earns $9 million per annum.

Raider’s defensive lineman, Grady Jackson, gave Gruden the nickname “Chucky” because he thought the coach looked like the fictional character in the 1988 slasher movie Child’sild’s.

Jon had a ten-year contract with Raiders, and he promised if he couldn’t go for ten years, he wouldn’t take the money either.

After joining ESPN for some time, he again Joins Raiders and thinks Raiders is his home. Besides, the contract Jon signed with Raiders is $100 million.

Besides, Jon has been an amazing husband and father. Indeed, he always supports his wife and always makes sure to stand by her whenever she needs him.

Social Media Presence

Unfortunately, Cindy Gruden is not active on any of the social media platforms. However, her husband is an active user of social media, and he keeps posting about her time and again.

Besides, if we want to know Cindy more, you can find various information about her online. But we hope she opens her social media account soon to interact with her and learn her better.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Cindy a homemaker?

Not really, recently, she has been seen doing some charitable work with her husband, and she is also a fitness instructor.

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